Ben SchneiderMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Ben Ross Schneider is a Professor of Political Science at MIT and Co-Director of the MIT-Brazil Program. Professor Schneider's teaching and research interests fall within the general fields of comparative politics, political economy, and Latin American politics. He also has written on topics such as economic reform, democratization, technocracy, the developmental state, business groups, and comparative bureaucracy. Schneider's current research revolves around two longer term projects, the first on the market reforms in education, and the second on the distinct institutional foundations of capitalist development in Latin America with particular attention to corporate governance, foreign investment, and worker training.
Schneider also co-directs the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Institutions and Development (IWID) and the Harvard-MIT Workshop on the Political Economy of Development in Brazil.